Bars with outdoor seating in Manchester

If the sun is beating down and the weather looks favourable, naturally your first point of call is to find a beer garden or bar with outdoor seating. Once you have your priorities sorted you will soon find that Manchester has an exceptional number of venues and establishments that can cater for al fresco drinking on their premises. So if you're just looking to capitalise on the summer vibes or perhaps even top up the tan, we recommend you read our all-encompassing list of the best bars with outdoor seating in Manchester. 

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Lock 91

9 user reviews

Once a 19th Century lock keepers cottage, this building has seen a radical transformation into one of Manchester's busiest and best bars. Lock 91 provides the perfect backdrop for sunshine drinking, giving an idyllic view over the locks in the summer. Combined with their excellent selection of beers, wines, spirits and unique cocktails, Lock 91 has rightly deserved their plaudits. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

Banyan Manchester

36 user reviews

Considering that we're such a metropolitan city, it can often be hard to find the perfect spot to drink in the summer sunshine, but that's where Banyan come in. Not only fronting some of the best cocktails in the city, head on down to their South facing terrace for a pure dose of Vitamin D. 

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester


5 user reviews

One of Manchester's best kept secrets, Epernay Champagne bar is situated in the heart of Manchester city centre. Recline on Epernay's outdoor terrace area whilst taking in all the flavours of one of their rare or vintage champagnes. Or perhaps one of their delectable cocktails tickles your fancy instead. Whatever your preference, Epernay will make sure it has all the ingredients for your perfect evening. 

Splash the Cash £££

The Liquor Store

8 user reviews

The Liquor Store prides itself on its unparalleled collection of liquors from across the planet. Inspired by both American bar culture and Manchester's colourful past, this Deansgate establishment has become one of the city's brightest and quirkiest bars. So if the weather's out, why not grab a cocktail and lounge around in their outdoor seating to really take the edge off things. 

Happily Affordable ££

Situated near the Oxford Road area of Manchester, Black Dog New Wakefield Street has adorned the city centre with a three floor New York style speakeasy much to the delight of Black Dog Ballroom fans. Providing an outstanding roof terrace, equipped with BBQ and its own bar, Black Dog NW also houses its own pool room and basement night club. This really is the complete package, so we strongly recommend you give it a try!

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Festival Square

1 user reviews

For the duration of Manchester International Festival, Albert Square has been transformed into a food and drink hub of pop up bars and gourmet eateries. With deck chairs, benches and even its own rooftop sun deck, Festival Square is the place to be if you're looking for a spot for a few al fresco drinks in the sunshine. Until July 21st. 

Happily Affordable ££
Albert Square

Manchester's very own waterside retreat, The Wharf offers stunning views across the canal basin. When the sun does eventually arrive in Manchester, get yourself down to this exquisite venue to enjoy any one of their fifty plus wines in their large boules court. The Wharf has swiftly become the place to go for outside drinking. 

Happily Affordable ££

The Knott Bar

2 user reviews

One of Castlefield's most popular and busiest bars, you can expect to find an assortment of drinks at your disposal here. The social vibe and atmosphere provided as well make it best suited for chilling with friends or co-workers, giving you an array of seating areas either inside or out. Knott Bar is definitely somewhere you should frequenting.

Happily Affordable ££

One of Manchester's most exclusive bar and restaurants combinations, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is home to the ultimate dining and drinking experience. The terrace provides the ideal alfresco area to enjoy one of their many award winning cocktails, come rain or shine. They also accommodate private and casual dining, so if you're looking for the glitz and glamour of the showbiz lifestyle, you've come to the right place.  

Splash the Cash £££

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